Brewed by Invercargill Brewery
Style: Smoked
Invercargill, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A German style bock beer using our own Manuka smoked malt to give a distinctive smoke character thats balanced out with the richness of the bock using our own yeast.
2007 - 08 vintage - 6%
2009 - 11 vintage - 7%

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (5562) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Strong, malty aroma has a firm smoky overtone and a hint of - bacon? I get a hint of yeast as well. It pours a clear, coppery brown with a decent eggshell head. Malty flavor has a barbecue overtone, smoky and a little sweet, with hints of yeast and hops. Firm-bodied texture has good fizz. An interesting ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (2004) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
Poured from a 341mL bottle into (sadly) a plastic cup It pours a pleasant clear amber with a 1cm head. Aromas are smoky, maple, and peppercorn. The smokiness is strong in the beginning and lingers. A nice amount of maltiness too helps balance the smokiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6599) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2012 Aroma is smoke, grains and a hint of nuttiness. The flavor is smoke/BBQ, mildly sweet malts and some warming alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
drpimento (3461) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Awww, got a bum bottle. Let it warm out of the fridge and it opened without and gas escaping. Poured with zero head. Color is a clear amber and no bubble trails. Flavors actually pretty good except for the missing carbonic tang - but smoke, malt, sweet, bitter are good..Body is good despite the barest hint of carbonation. Finish is like flavor, with only a slight hint of smoke in a diminishing role. Unfortunate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10465) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle from Capones at 7% ABV. Pours turbid rusty Carolina muddy clay clored with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is extremely heavy smoked malt, mild fruit, hops, and campfire smell. Tastes very smoky malty, with backup hops and a finishing tartness. Not as dense or complex as the Aecht offerings, but a solid rauchbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
Hazy dull orangey-amber. No head. Smokey aroma is beechy with light wood oven malts. Deep smokiness - I have no idea what manuka smoke is really like so I didnt perceive that specifically. The malts are rich if unrefined. There is probably a bit too much yeast character for my tastes. A little bit of alcoholic strength in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2012
bottle from knightly. warm burnt umber. served a wee bit too chilled, needs some warmth to come out. nice aroma! rich sweet hickory and applewood, dense and deliciously enticing. the flavors are spot on, with deep oily smokiness that is very satisfying. it could use a malt and body boost but otherwise this is fun! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2012
Pours a cloudy copper color, with a thin off-white head. Head dissipates quickly, leaving behind a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of smoked bacon, which is to say, an oaked smokiness mingled with cured meat. Taste is more complex, however, with the sweetness of buttery toffee and toasted malts mingling with a salty, smoky flavor. As the beer warms, maltiness becomes more prominent and smokiness less so. Few, if any, hops are noticeable, and the alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is watery, with a moderate amount of carbonation. In conclusion: A beer that seems to split the difference between a doppelbock and rauchbier. If I didnt know better, however, Id say this one tilted more toward bock than smoked beer. The smoke is there, but its not very well defined either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmather (185) - Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
Beautiful bronze color. Nice smokey and malty aroma. Awesome smoke flavor and balance with the bock portion of the beer. Harsher than amberg smoke yet milder than peat or some of the other hardwood smoke yet unique smoke character. A beautiful and unique smoked brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2012
20120408 12oz bottle from Honeygo. Hazed medium amber with thin, quick off-white head and slight lacing. Aroma is massively smoked, but Id be lying if I said it was any different from the oak smoke Im used to in the Schlenkerla beers. Maybe side by side I would see a differnence. This one is a lovely reproduciton of Schlenkerla marzen, with a sturdy malt backbone, notes of pretzel, lactic sourness (mild), and a mildly floral woody characteristic. Fairly well hopped with some lingering bitterness thats nearly bark-like. largely enjoyable. Smoked is about the only way I ever want to drink a stronger lager like this.

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